Geometry pp 83-114 | Cite as

Angle Measure

  • Richard S. Millman
  • George D. Parker
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


As we have progressed through the first four chapters, we have built up an axiom system piece by piece. Starting with the underlying set structure in an abstract geometry, we added the incidence axioms, the ruler postulate, and the plane separation axiom. Now we add another axiom to make our geometry look more like the geometry that is studied in high school. In this section we shall define what is meant by an angle measure and indicate how angle measures are defined in our two basic models. In the second section we shall develop a new model with some very interesting properties. In the third section, some of the basic results associated with angle measure are discussed. The last section is devoted to the technical details of verifying the existence of angle measure on ℝ2 and ℍ.


Angle Measure Half Plane Euclidean Plane Hyperbolic Plane Degree Measure 
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© Springer-Verlag Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Millman
    • 1
  • George D. Parker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical and Computer ScienceMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSouthern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA

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